Mr. & Mrs. McKibbin

Mr. & Mrs. McKibbin

Doing weddings is not my cup of tea but after months of saying no I finally gave in for this wedding. I am a perfectionist plus I had never been the main photographer before and do not like doing posed photos so all around this was way out of my comfort and expertise zone. During the wedding I was constantly on the look out for photo opportunities. Part of the stress was having to decide when to use flash which I have almost no experience with...

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A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas

It is hard to believe that Christmas is rapidly approaching. I create hand crafted fine art cards of my images that I mail out to my real estate clients, family, friends including my invisible friend Harvey the rabbit. Since I write over 150 Christmas cards, this means that they need to be made now so that they can get written in time. I prepare all the envelopes with address, postage, and return address so that when I have time between...

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Lunch time at the Wheatsheaf!

Lunch time at the Wheatsheaf!

Here is another image of the cars that collect at the “Wheaty”, as the locals refer to it, on Fridays. “Luckily” I had my Leica M with a Zeiss 35mm/1.4 lens on it. This is another example of the importance of having a quality camera with you all of the time even if people think you are silly. There are a lot of sun stars on the vehicles if you examine the picture closely and that is a result of the particular lens I...

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Heavy Chevy!

Heavy Chevy!

Look at that amazing grill! It reminds me of those people, that display a wall of chicklets when they smile, less than naturally, in dental advertizements; but this is absolutely gorgeous! Even though I was wearing a suit, I had to get down on one knee to capture this wonderful Chevy truck. It was in a generally photogenic location instead of parked among a crowd of vehicles. The sun stars are created by the gorgeous Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZM lens on...

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Autumn Splendour

Autumn Splendour

This image was captured just after I did a listing of a condo in Cowichan Bay. Before I went back to my home office, I did a quick stroll down to the docks to get some fresh air and enjoy the evening light. It was the “golden hour” and the sunlight had turned the normally grungy seawall into a gorgeous gold that colour contrasts wonderfully with the purplish hues in the rocks. The ocean was unusually calm and created unusual glassy...

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The Chevy at the Wheaty

The Chevy at the Wheaty

This is a car I always wanted to buy back in the late 60s and turn it into a hot car. I could not resist taking this picture as the liquor store and car have make a nostalgic scene of a kinder and much more respectful era. The colour of this convertible is wonderful and makes you want to go for a tour on a sunny day. They sure knew how to make cars that were unique and appealing back then. Now I cannot tell one car from another much less guess...

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